Thanks to our conference sponsors and attendees, Reclaiming the Sierra 2019 was a huge success! Reclaiming the Sierra 2019 was The Sierra Fund’s (TSF) fifth biennial conference to address historic mining impacts. This year’s event focused on catalyzing action around TSF’s Headwater Mercury Source Reduction (HMSR) Strategy – a vision of adaptive recovery for the environment and communities that are still blighted from the 19th century Gold Rush. To read the full strategy click here. To join a growing number of supporters, download and sign a resolution in support of the HMSR Strategy and the collaborative approach it outlines.
On April 24th, the Nevada Irrigation District’s Combie Reservoir Sediment and Mercury Removal Project was honored as the Outstanding Small Project of the year at the American Society of Civil Engineers Sacramento Region 2018 Project Awards and Goize Scholarship Banquet. This project employs an innovative recovery process to remove sediment from Combie Reservoir, with the […]
California’s 2017/2018 budget, recently signed by Governor Jerry Brown, includes funding for two projects in the Sierra that will help protect water quality and abate mercury contamination resulting from historic mining activities. TSF CEO Elizabeth “Izzy” Martin commends the investments by the Governor and state departments, saying “this dedicated funding provides real financial leverage to […]